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Business 11 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Are natural disasters man-made?

AFTER two Category 5 hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) hit the US in October, followed by Maria hitting Puerto Rico, no one can deny that natural disasters are devastating.

Analyst Reports 13 Nov 2017 | 12:04 AM

CIMB Research positive on Hartalega’s germ-killing gloves

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research is maintaining its Add call for Hartalega and target price of RM9 as it is positive on the nitrile glove maker’s plan to launch a new type of glove - a patented non-leaching antimicrobial nitrile examination glove by the first half of 2018

Corporate News 04 Dec 2017 | 10:56 PM

Trouble mounts for Sanofi dengue vaccine; approved in M'sia but not launched

The World Health Organization said on Monday it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization programme after the French drugmaker said it could actually worsen the disease in some cases. It is approved but not yet launched in Malaysia, Honduras, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Economy 31 Dec 2017 | 8:36 AM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s New Year Message

Najib: The World Bank reports that “The Malaysian economy is progressing from a position of strength”, and we expect healthy growth next year and further reduction of the deficit, as we continue to take all steps necessary to build the nation and promote the safety, welfare and happiness of the Malaysian people.

Business 13 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Pickup owners urged to stop driving after new Takata death

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor Co has confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts.

Insurance 09 Feb 2018 | 8:30 AM

PIAM to help reduce accidents by 20% in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) has set a stretched target to help reduce road accidents nationwide by 20% this year from 521,466 recorded in 2016 and by 50% from 2020 onwards in collaboration with enforcement agencies.

Corporate News 15 Feb 2018 | 10:52 PM

How walkable is KL and other cities? Tool aims to make pedestrians safer and happier

KUALA LUMPUR: On the congested streets of Kuala Lumpur, pedestrians usually find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order.

Corporate News 18 Feb 2018 | 5:37 AM

Judge approves Takata's US bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Delaware: Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags.

Corporate News 27 Feb 2018 | 2:50 AM

ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant in Papua New Guinea after earthquake

MELBOURNE: ExxonMobil Corp has shut its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands region that cut roads and damaged buildings, with unconfirmed reports of 20 or more deaths.

Analyst Reports 14 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Proving evolution exists after all

THE world is full of awards in honour of human qualities – from intelligence to virtue.